The road

“The road seen, then not seen, the hillside hiding
then revealing the way you should take,
the road dropping away from you as if leaving you
to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,
when you thought you would fall, and the way forward
always in the end the way that you came, the way
that you followed…” ~ David Whyte

What is your road hiding and revealing?

Point of silence

“As with most great communicators, God knows that the point of silence and the pause between sentences is not to give the audience the chance to fill the silence with empty babbling but to help create more depth to the conversation.” ~ Renite J. Weems

How do you reach depth?

Gentleness

What if you bowed before every dandelion you met and wrote love letters to squirrels and pigeons who crossed your path? ~ Christine Valters Paintner

Bringing light

Evelyn Woodward speaks of the poet’s voice (or artist I would add) as “bringing the light of what is best in our history to bear on our struggles in the present and pointing to the unknown future with hope.”

What light from history do you bring to the hope going forward?

Reflective

“Humility is essentially about being rooted and grounded. Humility is also about truth and radical self-honesty in celebrating the unique gifts we have been given in service of others, while we recognize our limitations and woundedness.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

What gift do you celebrate?

Journeying

Spend some time gazing at the image. What draws your eyes? What waters are you navigating? What journey does it invite you to take? What feelings or emotions does it evoke in you?